Catstycam and Helvellyn

Sun 19 Feb 2012

Route: Glenridding village - Mires Beck path - Birkhouse Moor - Hole-in-the-Wall - Red Tarn - Catstycam - Swirral Edge - Helvellyn - Helvellyn Lower Man - White Side - Glenridding (Greenside Road) - Glenridding village

Distance: 9.75 miles

Ascent: 3,300ft

Time: 4 hours 30 minutes

With: On own


Blue sky, sunshine

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The Duke of Portland Boathouse, Ullswater

Looking back down on Glenridding from the Mires Beck path

Helvellyn and Catstycam come into view

High Spying How, Helvellyn and Catstycam from Birkhouse Moor's summit

Helvellyn from the path to Red Tarn from the Hole-in-the-Wall

Looking across Red Tarn to Helvellyn

Heading up to Swirral Edge, but I'm going to visit Catstycam's summit first

Ullswater and the North Pennines in the far distance from Catstycam's summit

Helvellyn Lower Man and the north western fells in the distance

Raise and the Whiteside zig-zags (my descent route today) from Catstycam's summit

Swirral Edge and Helvellyn from Catstycam

Swirral Edge

East from Helvellyn's summit

Helvellyn summit

Climber approaching the top

West to Scafell Pike

Catstycam and Brown Cove from Lower Man's summit

White Side and the ridge north from Helvellyn Lower Man

Towards Skiddaw from White Side


Looking back to White Side

The White Side track

Sheffield Pike as I head back to Glenridding

Rake Cottages, nearly back at the village

Previous Walk: Castlerigg Stone Circle and High Rigg (Sat 18 Feb 2012)

Next Walk: Circuit of Buttermere (Sat 10 Mar 2012)

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